Three Pusch Ridge Christian Academy students placed highly at the American Legion Arizona District 2 oratorical competition Feb. 15.

Grace Johnson, Collin Wilson and Ben Penazek placed first, second and third, respectively.

American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 sponsored the students.

They will advance to the American Legion Arizona Area A competition Feb. 22, with hopes of competing in a state competition March 2 in Phoenix.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.